Jaguars fire four from scouting department

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have fired four members of their scouting staff, according to multiple reports.

Director of Pro Personnel Chris Driggers, Assistant Director of Player Personnel Andy Dengler, Director of College Scouting Mark Ellenz and Assistant Director of College Scouting Paul Roell were let go by the team on Monday following the conclusion of the NFL Draft weekend.

Driggers was one of six remaining original employees of the Jaguars from when the franchise was granted expansion into the NFL in 1994. He had served as the Director of Pro Personnel since 2015 with the team.

Dengler had been with the team since 1998, including the last eight years in the Assistant Director of Player Personnel role.

Ellenz and Roell had each joined the team in 2013. Ellenz joined the team as an area scout before moving into the Director of College Scouting role in 2016. Roell had been the Assistant Direcotr of College Scouting since joining the franchise a seven-year run with the Minnesota Vikings.

Combined the group had 66 years of experience in the scouting department for Jacksonville.

15 responses to “Jaguars fire four from scouting department

  1. Love it. Baalke asserting control. Jaguars are doomed to years of mediocrity. Trevor, you need to pull an Eli Manning and say you won’t play there!

  2. I thought they had one of the best results of this draft. I guess Urban wants to hire some of his family and friends?

  3. These are the four members of the staff that told Urban Meyer to his face that hiring Tim Tebow as a TE is a very, very, very bad idea. Maybe good for tickets…but it’s not good for the team.

  4. Were these the four that recommended taking a RB in the first round? Because that’d be probable cause.

  5. As a Jags fan I have no problem with this, over the past 26 years the Jags are not known for their great scouting department producing high level talent in the draft or free agency

  6. It seems odd that they would make moves like this, big changes to their scouting department, AFTER the draft, especially a draft in which they had the #1 pick and a lot of total picks?

  7. Getting an overall grade of B+ after you start out with a solid A in the QB pick I can see why. It is interesting how quick the new coach seen they needed to go.

  8. This isn’t unusual. Scouting departments often get an overhaul with a new coaching regime. It’s more unusual that these guys have been there that long.

  9. For those screaming about Baalke and Meyer, DOOM, etc remember that the Jaguar’s drafts overall have been pretty poor the last 20 years. Frankly I’m happy they are bringing in new scouts and hopefully the new people have an eye for talent.

  10. Why are they fired AFTER the draft?
    They always can some of the staff after the draft. “Thanks for the memories now hit the door.” In these guys’ cases, they needed to go. Look at their track records. Dinosaurs.

  11. They must be against Baalke’s plan of continually drafting ACL tears for value.

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